Security has announced the arrest of at least 21 people suspected to have taken part in the Tuesday Kampala twin bombing.
According to police spokesperson, following the two explosions, security carried out operations following leads and this led to dismantling of several ADF cells in the country.
Police has announced the arrest of 21 people suspected to have participated in the Tuesday twin blasts near the Central Police Station in Kampala and Jubilee building along Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala.
The police spokesperson said that following the two explosions, security carried out operations following leads and this led to dismantling of several ADF cells in the country.
“We have arrested 21 suspects after dismantling ADF cells in Kampala, Wakiso, Luweero and Ntoroko. These were operatives, coordinators and financers of terrorism activities,” Enanga said.
The operations were carried out basing on intelligence information and on arrest, the suspects provided information about planning and carrying out bomb attacks in various parts of the country.
He noted that the operations led security to ADF terror cells in Mpereerwe, Lweza, Ntoroko and Kasana in Luweero district.
Enanga further says that they recovered three sets of Improvised Explosive Devices and an AK47.
The police spokesperson said in one of the operations, they put out of action one Sheikh Muhammad Kirevu in Nsangi, Wakiso district whom he described as an “active recruitment personnel” for the ADF in Kampala.
“He was recruiting young men into ADF.”
He noted that they also put out of action four suspected terrorists were also killed in Ntoroko and that these formed part of the recruitment and logistical coordination network in Bundibugyo, Luweero and Ntoroko and that these were crossing back to Uganda from DRC.
“During the encounter with our teams, there was an exchange of gun fire and the four were killed. These were greatly linked to Luminsa, the fourth in command in the ADF. They were being surveilled by our teams along the border.”
Enanga also noted that security is currently looking for one Sheikh Nsubuga who is involved in training, radicalization and providing resources and other materials on use of IEDS to those recruited.
He said the suspect is currently on the run.
13 other people were intercepted at Karugutu in Ntoroko on route to join ADF in DRC, this is according to security.
It’s said among the 13 were seven adults and six juveniles who were being smuggled out of the country into the neighboring country.
“ADF is widely recruiting and opening recruitment centres all over the country but the joint security agencies will continue to bring perpetuators to justice. Our top priority remains protecting Ugandans Operations we have been handling following the double deadly suicide attacks,” he said.
The UPDF spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso dismissed claims that security was doing guess work in regards the names of the three suicide bombers in the Tuesday attacks.
Brig Byekwasi says that they got the names through Moses Mugamba Mudasiru. He was caught alive and before he died, divulged information,”